Despite concerns regarding his health after blood clots sidelined him for the majority of the last two seasons, Chris Bosh has been adamant that he wants to play. Bosh has been visible with his workouts on social media and now there is a report of growing optimism that the two-time NBA champ will be cleared to play by the Heat organization.
From the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson
There is growing optimism about Chris Bosh being cleared by the Heat to resume his career while remaining on blood thinners, according to a union source.
Bosh pitched the Heat on playing late last season, while taking a new form of blood thinner that would be out of his system in eight hours or so. The Heat resisted that approach at that time but is now more open than it had been to Bosh playing while on blood thinners, according to the source.
Bosh wouldn’t be the first athlete to do that: Former Florida Panthers player Tomas Fleischmann takes anticoagulant injections after games that are out of his system by game time.
Whether Bosh would be able to play in every game, such as the second set of back-to-backs, remains to be seen.
But barring a setback in the next few weeks, it would be surprising if Bosh isn’t cleared to play.